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Safety Checklist for Educational Supervisors in GP Training
Trainee Name:
1 Prescribing Safely
Knowledge of safe prescribing in context of primary care:
including high risk medicines, DOACs, DMARDS, unlicensed
medications; and high-risk patient groups renal impairment,
pregnancy, medication dosing in children.
Knowledge of controlled drugs storage, dose adjustments,
prescription format.
Knowledge of practice policies and systems for drugs of abuse
and addiction including methadone/ opiate replacement
therapy if applicable.
Knowledge of practice prescribing systems for both acute
(special) and repeat requests.
Knowledge of how to hand write prescriptions.
Knowledge of practice systems for monitoring prescriptions
(e.g. antidepressants or analgesics)
2 Dealing with Medical Emergencies
Knowledge of emergency care procedures including drugs,
equipment, emergency detention paperwork and protocols.
Aware of emergency contacts- ambulance, police, mental
health, social work, homecare etc
3 Home visiting Safely
Essentials for doctors/ visit bag- drugs, equipment, essential
forms and paperwork.
Consideration of personal safety- who, how and when to access
help. Partners mobile/ bypass phone systems, procedure for
late house calls.
Understand importance of timely documentation of encounter
and prescription in electronic record.
4 Dealing Effectively with Results of Investigation Requests
Knowledge of practice systems for results, including any
covering arrangements for absent clinicians.
5 Dealing Effectively with other parts of the health care system
Knowledge of system for making referrals including how and
when to refer urgently or routinely. Local and national
pathways for referrals.
Awareness of safe clinical handover, successful admission
conversations, safe delegation of tasks and dealing with
inappropriate requests.
Knowledge of systems for dealing with discharge documents,
clinic letters, clinical email etc.
6 Effective and Safe Communication
Knowledge of communication processes within the practice,
email, message systems, contact details and communication
route for staff
Understanding of safety netting and follow up planning,
including clinical handover
7 Ensuring Confidentiality
Understanding of GMC guidance on confidentiality
Knowledge of the appropriate storage of medical and personal
information in line with GDPR and practice protocols.
8 Keeping Effective Records
Understand the need for confirmation of patient identity during
all contacts (face-to face and telephone consultations).
Understand the need for accurate and timely coding of medical
conditions and drug allergies.
Knowledge of potential medico-legal issues associated with
record keeping, accurately document all patient contacts
9 Raising Awareness of Personal responsibility
Awareness of professional accountability and responsibilities
(probity, Duties of a doctor, Duty of Candour)
Recognises the limits of own clinical competence, know who to
access for feedback and support
Understand importance of good personal organisation and
maintaining good health
10 Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and Children
Knows how to raise concerns and record appropriately.
Can identify appropriate practice leads and local contacts
11 Enhancing Personal Safety
Can ensure personal safety both in practice and on home visits.
Use of alarms/ panic buttons
Knowledge of guidance on chaperones
12 Emphasising the importance of the learning environment
Aware of practice team roles, contribution and support
including safe delegation of tasks
Know how to reflect safely on practice on ePortfolio
Awareness of practice quality improvement priorities and
current projects in practice
13 Safe use of practice computerised systems
IT access fully available for primary care computer systems and
basic training completed.
Educational Supervisor: